News for Friday, May 21, 2004

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Cheering for Johnson just fine

By Doug Gorman

Real Radio struggles with its mission - Rob Felt

Are you tired of mundane talk radio?" This is the question posed during a short promo that runs on Atlanta's newest talk station: Real Radio 105.3 FM. The station is positioning itself as "talk radio for the rest of us" and trying to distance itself from its AM news radio counterparts. Are they succeeding? Yes and no.

Godfrey signs golf scholarship

By Anthony Rhoads

Obituaries

May 21, 2004

Visions of death by SUV - Greg Gelpi

Back in college, one of the passing fads was a series of Internet quizzes, one of which classified people into types of dog breeds. Through a series of psychological questions, the quiz identified characteristics in a person and matched them with a breed of dog with similar traits.

The revealing case of Nicholas Berg - Ed Brock

You know you've done something truly evil when even Hezbollah and Hamas disown you.

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A warning for the college bound - Zach Porter

I'll bet all you graduating seniors out there think you've learned a lot in high school. You've faced many challenges and will face many more in college. Of those none will be as trying as those of you unlucky enough to have that roommate from hell, that unbathed nebulous mass of humanity that all the women of your dorm will instinctively avoid like the plague.

Report recommends lifting probation

By Greg Gelpi

Unexpected thrills await you - R.H. Joseph

Last week I spoke of the quality of scuba diving off the coast of Carriacou, a one gas station island in the Grenadine chain, little more than 12 degrees north of the equator in the Caribbean.

Musings on China's soft drink prices - Clay Wilson

Commentators have said for years that China is a sleeping giant, needing only to wake up to assert its power n power that could challenge even American might.

Reaching into the old mailbag - Kathy Jefcoats

As a staunch defender of the First Amendment, I encourage anyone to express their opinion about whatever they want, which is why I enjoy hearing from readers. I don't care if they agree or disagree with what I have written, be it in this column or in an article. The most important point is that they are reading the newspaper and becoming more informed citizens, and exercising their own freedom of speech rights.

March still planned for Saturday

By Ed Brock

There's a book in all of us - Bob Paslay

In the past several weeks I have had calls from three Atlanta metro writers asking if we could do stories and reviews of their just-published novels. Unfortunately none of the authors were from our specific coverage area.

Berg a casualty of poor judgement - Tamara Boatwright

We talked about it all week long and, at first, feebly tried to find the Internet video showing Nick Berg's grisly death. Did we really want to watch it when we found it? Could I watch it?

Cullen Clemons is the king of checkmate

By Ed Brock

Jonesboro hopes to build on 2004 season

By Jeffery Armstrong

Public access offers advantages - April Avison

Debate has sparked in the legal community about whether California prosecutors were justified in setting up a Web site on the Michael Jackson case to alleviate a media frenzy.

Community health fair planned at Dixon Grove

Compiled by Greg Gelpi